Born to do Math 100 - Tendencies in Order
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
December 15, 2018
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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: In a universe bound to a digital physics, to a perspective of the universe as constructed via information, what will the net information of the universe tend towards as the arrow of time progresses in its apparent forward direction?
Rick Rosner: Under IC, the tendency of a universe is to increase in order, given the right conditions. The conditions being that there's an armature or a support structure in place that facilitates the increase of information within a universe.
With this increase in information, it is reflected in an increase in ease in order of the universe. Although, we still don't know how to measure that, and we know that the increase in order is embodied in the macro. The large-scale distribution of matter, the clumping of matter, into stars, galaxies, superclusters, and massive filaments that traverse much of the universe.
We know even less about how micro order, localized order, like on a planet that has evolved life and the life that it has evolved. That local increase in order, its effects on the overall order in the universe. There are two extremes as to what the effects could be.
One could be that micro order as close to zero effect on the large-scale order or information content of the universe. That all these evolved beings or the things that they at a certain point, say with technology, they order into something.
They are confined to their planets or little areas of their galaxies. They really have no practical effect on the ordering or the overall ordering of the universe. That is at one extreme. The other extreme is that those evolved beings and those things that they create, given enough time, end up having a significant effect on the ordering of the universe.
That you give a civilization enough time; it will go out and traverse its galaxy perhaps heading to the center, where there is a lot more manipulatable matter. The matter that is down a blackish hole with a million, ten million, or fifty million year civilization, with sufficient technology, would have time to get to a center of a galaxy even with the speed of light being an absolute speed limit.
Because galaxies are on the scales of hundreds of thousands of lightyears across. So, a sufficiently old civilization would have the time, perhaps patience and impetus, to interfere with a galaxy. By getting to the center - I haven't thought about this stuff in a long time, if galaxies go through periods of dormancy or collapse, of being turned back on, this process would tend to obliterate planet-based civilization that didn't take measures to protect itself.
So, a persistent civilization that persists across millions of years might travel to the center of a galaxy and might find sanctuary in or around the central blackish hole. There is actually some science fiction in the 70s.
It could be more than one science fiction author has suggested that civilizations can hide out in stasis fields that, basically, have some of the principles that might be associated with blackish holes. If you have an ancient civilization that has the power to traverse its own galaxy, and, perhaps, mess with some of the processes, it could be that highly ordered and local entities might have a lot to do with the overall ordering of the universe.
They might be able to manipulate how large-scale structures behave. They might be able to mess with the business of a galaxy. That is a bigger deal than colonizing a solar system. You were pointing to the quantum mathematicization of individual entities versus the overall quantum mechanical structure of the universe.
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According to semi-reputable sources, Rick Rosner has the world’s second-highest IQ. He earned 12 years of college credit in less than a year and graduated with the equivalent of 8 majors. He has received 8 Writer’s Guild Award and Emmy nominations, and was named 2013 North American Genius of the Year by The World Genius Registry.
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